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Fun Ways to Keep Fido Cool

Summer can be rough on our canine pals. Fido has a fur coat on, and he can’t really cool off by sweating. Overheating is also very dangerous for dogs! Here, a Dallas, GA vet lists some great ways to help your furry buddy beat the heat.

Cooling Vest

The name ‘cooling vest’ pretty accurately describes these doggy garments. There are several different types to choose from. Some contain a sort of gel, and should be kept in the freezer. Others work through evaporation, and would just need to be refrigerated. Just make sure to measure your pet carefully, so you get the right size.

Cold Snacks

Who doesn’t enjoy a cold treat on a summer day? Buy or make Fido some doggy ice cream. You can find it in many pet stores. You can also make your own! Look online for recipes. Just stick to ingredients that are safe for your furry best friend.

Kiddie Pool

Do you have a yard for your canine companion to chase squirrels around in? Get Fido a little kiddie pool! This is a great option for dogs that just aren’t cut out for swimming. You can also find portable doggy pools. These are easy to grab if you’re headed to a barbeque at a friend’s place.

Fountain

Did you know that many dogs prefer to drink running water? Consider getting Fido a pet fountain. Some are basically bowls that circulate water. There are also types that spray water when your pooch steps on a pad. We probably don’t have to tell you how cute this is!

Splashing Fun

Let your furry pal play in the spray from a hose or sprinkler. This may be a much fun for you as it is for Fido! (Note: we recommend getting a hose filter if you use reclaimed water for your lawn.)

Cool Bed

Making sure that your canine buddy has a comfy bed is very important. If summer, try pointing a fan at or above your pup’s bed. Just make sure he can’t knock it down. You can also get him a cot-type bed, which is cooler than a regular bed. Another option is to put a cooling pack or a frozen towel in Fido’s bed.

Please feel free to contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Dallas, GA pet clinic, we’re here to help!

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